Journal Entry by Gary and Christine Skinner
S – Scripture: Psalm 139:17-18 (The Passion Translation)
“Every single moment You Are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that You cherish me constantly in Your every thought! O God, Your desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore! When I awake each morning, You’re still with me.”
O - Observation
In our last devotional [When Life Gets Too Much] we wrote of when “the busyness of life overloads our earthly minds and we allow thoughts, ideas, facts and figures to chase themselves in circles inside our heads”. How then can we believe that God would think of “me” when the earth’s population is 7.6677724….. Billion people? It’s inconceivable! Yet, He can, and He does because His word says so, and He can’t tell a lie.
A - Application
The question is, do I believe God is thinking of me right now, in the cacophony of noise that is banging around in my head with the circumstances of life that I am facing today? Or, is it “what is God thinking, letting me face this situation?” It is in these desperate times I “choose” to believe God “You’re still with me.”
P - Prayer
Lord God Almighty, You calmed the storm when Jesus spoke “Peace, be still!” [Mark 4:39] Calm the storm in my life today. Thank You for being with me each morning as I awake, in Jesus name.